Monday, 26 December 2016

An FC3S at last!

The first body shell I've cut out, sanded, painted etc in 2 years so this was an interesting one. 

Alright I'll let the pictures do the talking here but that's it mostly done. Just got the interior left to finish off, roll cage to bend up then wire the whole thing. Also I've got a bunch of Wrap Up stickers on the way from Japan that'll really detail up the lights. 

So far I'm rather pleased with how everything has turned out so far, the colour came out perfect though it's a bit hard to get the actual blue on camera so far. 

Lots more to follow!

Friday, 16 December 2016

It's time for a come back

 After leaving RC for a couple years and looking at this VDF sitting on my shelf ever since. I figured it was time to get it going again. Now with more knowledge, a touch wiser now and just general all round better sense. I can do something a lot better than what I use to.

Firstly it was time to strip it, see what had worn after years of use and replace everything as such with new fresh gear. Next on the list was to build a new body that'll be my last ever so to end on a high, it's going to be something special.

After tinkering away for two weeks or so I ended up with this. VDF V3 V7. The third VDF I got, V3 front end and V7 chassis configuration. To dawn the V7 will of course have to be an RX7 and that'll be coming shortly.

Also, I've finally given into the gyro. I always considered it cheating before, still somewhat feel like I am but it's just needed for RWD. It takes the guessing game out of driving.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Time for a new look

 Proper Low Grip/KF2 body done up in my BAR 01 style with a bit of a twist.
I also wanted a bit of a weathered look but due to painting on the inside the paint would never really weather so I used a bit of a blunt knife to cut all the mask and I didn't need to care that much when doing it so it went easier.

 Also minor wiring change due to the cab and side vents being a bit different to the old body.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Knox club meet 1/3/2015

 Fairly wet track in the morning but really came in with a lot of grip later in the day once it dried out.

 Also great to see ST making a come back.